Center for Professional Development

RN Skills Refresher Course

81 contact hours

Course ID:NSRC

Online 12/4/17-1/1/18
In person 1/2/18 - 1/22/18

Prior to the first in-person lecture, online assignments will be available for completion

A detailed schedule of classroom and clinical instruction dates will be posted soon. The deadline to apply is 12/4.

 

Registration & Fees

Application for the RN Skills Refresher Course »

 

Description 

This course is designed to provide inactive nurses with an update of both the theoretical content and clinical practice needed to return to employment in nursing. Content will include the nursing process, nursing assessment, legal-ethical issues, common IV and drug therapy and medical- surgical conditions encountered in contemporary practice. Participants can expect to received up-to-date information on health problems, new technology and the current role expectations of the registered professional nurse. Experienced faculty in a supportive environment will assist the nurse who wishes to return to bedside nursing. Clinical experiences will help the nurse gain confidence and skill in order to be able to function with adult medical/surgical clients.

A Rutgers, School of Nursing certificate will be awarded upon completion of the program.

Who Should Attend: Inactive registered nurses who are considering returning to full or part-time employment or those who have let their licenses lapse.

Requirements (to be submitted with application)

1. Current, valid New Jersey registered nurse license or a letter of permission to practice under supervision from the New Jersey Board of Nursing.
2. Individual liability insurance.
3. Current BLS certification of completion of a BLS Course

Note: Nurses from other States are required to have a valid New Jersey license in order to participate in clinical practice. You must allow at least 8 weeks for the application process through the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. For those who have had their license lapse, permission may be granted by the New Jersey Board of Nursing for participants to do clinical practice under supervision.

Requirements

(Please fax all required documentation to 973-972-7904)

1. Physical examination - must include required immunizations.
Download Medical forms
2. Required Background check and drug screening provided by TABB inc. (Download instructions)

Note: Nurses from other States are required to have a valid New Jersey license in order to participate in clinical practice. You must allow at least 8 weeks for the application process through the New Jersey State Board of Nursing. For those who have had their license lapse, permission may be granted by the New Jersey Board of Nursing for participants to do clinical practice under supervision.

 

Attendance at all classroom and clinical sessions is required for successful completion of the course. At the conclusion a Rutgers certificate will be awarded.

Class Information

Lecture and discussion will take place in a Rutgers classroom and clinical experiences will take place at an appropriate institution.

Content will afford the RN up-to-date information on health problems, new technology and the current role expectations of the registered professional nurse.

Clinical Information

  1. Clinical experience on an inpatient hospital unit as arranged includes responsibility for direct patient care and administration of medications.
  2. Transition from classroom to patient care is facilitated by faculty supervision of no more than 10 students in a group.
  3. All students must attend clinical sessions in an appropriate uniform.
  4. Identification badges provided must be worn at all times.

Faculty

All faculty have a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing and are clinically active in their field.

Questions?

cpdn@rutgers.edu
973-972-6655

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In support of improving patient care, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 

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